Point Park Globe

Festival unites Latin American, Caribbean communities with art

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016


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The beat of the drum thunders, wooden sticks crack in unison, voices chant and the dancers move their bodies effortlessly in sync with the battle rhythm.  This is the maculelê, a centuries-old Afro-Brazilian dance. Presenting their own rendition of this piece of history and culture will be Unção Ca...

Film explores the ‘Pretty Little Things’

Written By Richelle Szypulski

June 29, 2016


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On a boardwalk in Florida, Alex Di Marco stumbled upon a homeless-looking man who sat with a ukulele next to his golden retriever, an empty bucket separating them from a gathering crowd.After the man began to play, a spectator held out a dollar bill and the dog responded immediately by running up, ta...

Folk group Paper Politicians pursues music career while balancing schoolwork, jobs

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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When Max Kovalchuk and Chris Cichra saw Christina Roig singing and playing guitar at a party last year, the two musicians recognized her talent immediately."We were like, ‘Wow she's pretty good,'" Kovalchuk said last Friday in the Lawrence Hall Commuter Lounge. "‘We should ask her to be in our ba...

From ‘goat-skin whips’ to ‘kissing lips’

Written By Richelle Szypulski

June 29, 2016


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"Chocolate." "Roses." "Ugh." "Us."These were the first words that came to the minds of three female Point Park Universitystudents with varying relationship statuses and opinions about Valentine's Day."Us"conveys the theme at the heart of the Feb. 14 holiday: love. Yet the first two words suggest that, li...

Fuoco to join School of Communication

Written By Justin Platek

June 29, 2016


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When called to cover a mining accident, Michael Fuoco had no idea it would wind up being one of his greatest journalistic achievements.In "The Confessor," he detailed a detective's drive to nail a man who murdered an 11-year-old boy.While writing "A Soldier's Heart," he captured the stories of four so...

Cultural District features fi re, fi lm, Latin fl air in annual Gallery Crawl

Written By Silas Orteza

June 29, 2016


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 Point Park University students have never had a better opportunity to experience the artsthan the Cultural District's "Gallery Crawl," scheduled for Friday, Jan. 28th from 5:30 p.m. to9:00 p.m.  Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Department of Education and CommunityEngagement, the Crawl no...

Future Tenant premieres performance exhibition ‘Trespass 2012’

Written By Adelyn Biedenbach

June 29, 2016


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Lasers, fog and black light merge into improvisational sound. Percussion music with household objects is created on the spot. And then there are puppets.            Each of these artistic expressions combine to create Future Tenant Art Gallery's three part performance residency entitled Tr...

Cultural District preps for Gallery Crawl, festival launch

Written By Liz Furrer

June 29, 2016


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This Friday night, four parked cars morphed into tiki bars, demolition cars and bedazzled auto canvasses will call Eighth Street and Penn Avenue home.With initial popularity in the Southern United States, these artists aim to increase mobile art interest in the Northeast, debuting at Pittsburgh’s qu...

Ghosts haunt Downtown pizza place

Written By Jane McAnallen

June 29, 2016


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 Frank Wazni does not believe in ghosts, but he certainly respects them.Wazni, an employee at Downtown’s Papa J’s for more than 18 years, was first employed after his predecessor quit in a rage, throwing his apron down and swearing he would never return after seeing “her” again.Who was this my...

Dancers kick into high gear for Rockettes audition

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016


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Every year, hundreds of girls from across the country audition for a spot in one of the most famous dance companies in the United States, the Radio City Rockettes.  This year, several Point Park girls will have a chance to add their gams to the prestigious kickline when they attend the company’s Ne...

Go Pretzel brings new twist to town

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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Food service-savvy couple Rob and Genalle Day look for business trends in big cities to get ideas for future endeavors."We visit different retail stores in different cities to get inspired," Rob, 32, said. "We go to New York City, Philadelphia and D.C., and we figure out what Pittsburgh does not have so...

Dancers prepare for Byham show

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016


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From April 19 to 21, Point Park University dance students will take the stage at the Byham Theater as part of the dance department’s annual spring performance. The concert will feature several diverse works, including “Heretic” by Martha Graham, “Sky” by Kevin Iega Jeff, “Bow Out” by Va...